Melee Necromancer

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hodg
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which nec dagger base is better for mkodos rw? hexblade is faster but spirit edge has higher base dmg and has another socket
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hodg wrote:which nec dagger base is better for mkodos rw? hexblade is faster but spirit edge has higher base dmg and has another socket


Definitely Spirit Edge. Mkodos is one of the only runewords for Nec Daggers that doesn't grant a bunch of Max Damage, so having a higher base damage is preferable for such a runeword. You can make use of the extra socket for an IAS jewel if necessary if you want to try to catch up in attack speed to Hexblade.
I don't think I've seen many people opt for Dagger/Shield nec over Scythe nec, but I remember playing it before MXL 2017. How does it end up playing out in areas like Tran?
Ventrell
Stone Warrior
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Hi guys, I have a question: Is this build still a good option for begginers like me? I like the melee playstyle so any recomendation or build suggestion will be very appreciated. Thanks! :mrgreen:
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Melee necromancer isn't as strong for starting out with as it used to be. You'll have a hard time progressing through the game with it as your first class. I'd recommend you start out as a totemancer or summonmancer first and get some charms under you before you transition to melee or you'll have a really hard time otherwise.
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Chris_Kush
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Any tips on beating Kabraxis with dagger + shield build - asshole keeps healing when I have him at a like 1 pixel health.... much thanks :)
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Chris_Kush wrote:Any tips on beating Kabraxis with dagger + shield build - asshole keeps healing when I have him at a like 1 pixel health.... much thanks :)


That's the effect of your crushing blow making it look like you're doing a lot of damage. What skill are you using? if ancients' hand, perhaps you need more fire pierce. otherwise, just let him pounce to spawn minions so you can hit the minions in the direction of kab and allow AH to travel to him or circle him (avoiding balefires) and rush in to hit 1-2 times before returning to circling.
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Chris_Kush
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Using parasite normally but use carnage for single target boss damage....
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Chris_Kush wrote:Using parasite normally but use carnage for single target boss damage....


Carnage is doable, just a bit slower since it hits less than Ancients Hand will. You can try crafting a necromancer dagger for AH oskill, but you'll need about 40 pierce to feel the damage. More is better. Otherwise, just keep chipping away with carnage and maybe some on attack/striking procs.
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Thanks for the help man, much appreciated :)
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Someone really needs to update this guide. Melee nec is ownage now.